Australian team opener David Warner has admitted that he should have opted out of the recently concluded Test series against India to recuperate fully from the groin injury. Warner suffered a tear in his groin during the ODI series against India. As a result, he was ruled out of the following T20 series and the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar series.
Despite not recovering fully from the injury, Warner decided to play the final two Tests for Australia. He asserted that he decided to help his teammates in a tough series. Though, the player couldn’t leave much impact on the final two tests. He could only score 67 runs in the last two Tests of the series.
“It put me back a little bit,” Warner said on the eve of New South Wales’ Marsh Cup clash against South Australia. “Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have done that. I made the call to play those Test matches, felt like I needed to be out there and help the guys.”
“If I’m thinking about myself and the injury, I probably would have said no but I did what I felt was best for the team and me being out there opening the batting was I felt the best thing for the team. I’ve had this time to heal and obviously with South Africa being called off, it gave me a bit more time to get that strength work done,” he added.
Owing to his injury, Warner missed out in the ongoing T20 series against New Zealand. Australia hasn’t been able to get good starts in the series yet. Mathew Wade, who has opened alongside Aaron Finch, hasn’t managed to live up to the expectations.